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#ManiMonday: Celebrate Summer WIth Nautical Nail Art

07/27/2015 02:18 EDT | Updated 07/27/2016 05:59 EDT
Kaitlyn Delano

With the long weekend coming up, many people will be taking their boats out on the lake and enjoying the sunshine. So when you slip into your Sperry's, liberally apply your SPF and rock your new shades, don't forget to have cute nautical nails to match!

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To create this design, paint the index finger and thumb with Sally Hansen Blue It, the middle and ring fingers with Sinful Colors Snow Me White, and the pinkie with Revlon Red Carpet.

For the index and pinkie fingers, use a dotting tool and Revlon Hypnotize to create the lines of dots -- either lined up in the middle or slightly off center.

For the middle finger, once the white base has dried, take a large dotting tool and Revlon Hypnotize to create the top of the anchor, which is a large circle. Using a nail art brush or a small paintbrush, create a straight line from the circle down the nail. Create a perpendicular line just below the circle, and then a U shape at the end of the vertical line. Add little arrowheads at either end of the U to finish off the gold parts of the anchor. Lastly, take some more white polish and a dotting tool to create a smaller white dot in the middle of the gold dot.

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For the stripes, you can use striping tape to create vertical or horizontal lines. Make sure to remove the tape while the polish is still wet so that you only remove the tape and not the dried polish along with it. You can also freehand the lines, like in the design, using more of the blue polish and a longer bristled nail art brush. It's best to steady your drawing hand on a hard surface and try to limit its movement as much as possible. For horizontal lines, it's easiest if you actually rotate the finger you are creating the lines on instead of moving the hand holding the brush. If you create any wonky lines, just take the white polish and touch up those mistakes.

Polishes Used: Sinful Colors Snow Me White, Revlon Red Carpet, Revlon Hypnotize and Sally Hansen Blue It

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Kaitlyn Delano is a beauty blogger based in Toronto. You can find all of her Mani Monday designs on her blog, Kaitlyn Elisabeth Beauty.

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